"Now you see. We are all fugitives. We have always been fugitives from the void. Whatever comfort, whatever power we gain from outside of ourselves diminishes us — because comfort and power, unless they are won from the void inside of us, are illusions that make us forget the emptyness that carries us. When we forget that, we believe we deserve comfort and power and so are capable of any evil. We deserve nothing but what we make of ourselves. We deserve nothing else. And when we understand that, then nothing is enough."
A. A. Attanasio (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)
William F Buckley & Drunk Uncle Kerouac
Subjects they should teach in school
The art of seeing
The art of hearing
The art of relaxation
The art of feeling pain
"Time solves most things. And what time can’t solve, you have to solve yourself."
Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance
"I don’t think that people accept the fact that life doesn’t make sense. I think it makes people terribly uncomfortable."
my new short film SUPER SLEUTHS will premiere at SXSW 2014
"If you do a job with the sole purpose of making money you are absurd. Because if money becomes the goal - and it does when you work that way - you begin increasingly to confuse it with happiness or with pleasure. One can take a whole handful of crisp dollar bills and practically water your mouth over them. But this is a person who is confused, like a Pavlov dog who salivates on the wrong bell."
He felt certain now that the terror at the core of everything was not imagined, but real, essential, fundamental to consciousness. And he also knew from experience that this terror could be channeled into work, the pursuit of pleasure or money; or managed with yoga, meditation, ascetic practices; surrendered to religion, political causes, philosophical contemplation; sublimated into neurotic fixations, dramatic romances, jealousies and games of glory; or numbed with drugs, entertainment, sarcasm and sex. Even art, the consumption and creation of music, literature, film, dance seemed to skirt around the basic inescapable fact of the deafening terror of existence. And so what he wanted to know was, could the terror be met head on, actually engaged with, truly experienced? And what would happen then?
"Where the moralist would be filled with indignation and the tragic poet with pity and terror, mythology breaks the whole of life into a vast, horrendous Divine Comedy."